Kevin Devine Returns With Two 7" Singles Just Prior To New LP This Fall

posted April 26, 2011

Kevin Devine Returns With Two 7" Singles Just Prior To New LP This Fall

Stepping off his side-project run as one half of Bad Books along with Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull, the ever-prolific Kevin Devine is adding the finishing touches to his next solo effort, "Between The Concrete And Clouds," due this fall. Meanwhile, two 7" singles are currently available for pre-order. Devine will test-drive his new material on the west coast at residencies in two cities: Los Angeles and Portland. Titled "An Evening With Kevin Devine and Friends," the shows will take place at Hotel Café (May 11, 18, 25) in LA and at Crystal Hotel and Ballroom in Portland (free shows May 29-June 4), and feature a rotating cast of guests and musicians, along with some surprises.

Equally adept at performing stripped-down and acoustic, or rocking with a full band, each night of the forthcoming residencies will be a unique experience, with Devine and special guests taking on tracks from Devine's extensive back catalogue and debuting songs from his forthcoming effort. On May 11, Devine will perform "Between The Concrete And Clouds" in its entirety, accompanied by indie chanteuse Holly Miranda as well as local darling Morgan Kibby of White Sea. Prior to heading to Portland, Devine will perform an all-ages show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim.

In anticipation of his sixth full-length, Devine's two new 7" singles "Luxembourg" and "Part of the Whole" are currently available for pre-order, due May 17 via Academy Fight Song Records. Recorded, produced, and mixed in Los Angeles over just two days in January by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Guided by Voices), all instrumentation on the singles was played by Devine (except for drums, performed by Ben Homola of Bad Books).

Devine's fifth full-length, "Brother's Blood," received near unanimous praise for its sonic ambition and maturity. "The grinding eight-minute title track finds Devine in full-bore Crazy Horse mode and it's thrilling," beamed SPIN. Alternative Press exclaimed: "Kevin Devine's cycle of self-reactions reaches its best results yet with Brother's Blood, a wildly varied affair featuring hushed acoustic/electric ditties and cathartic, jagged howlers." Under the Radar chimed: "These songs have a heft and dynamism we haven't heard from Devine until now," adding: "It's impossible not to think of Elliott Smith when listening."

KEVIN DEVINE SHOWS

  • May 11 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hotel Café
  • May 18 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hotel Café
  • May 25 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hotel Café
  • May 27 - Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
  • May 29 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Hotel and Ballroom
  • May 30 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Hotel and Ballroom
  • May 31 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Hotel and Ballroom
  • June 1 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Hotel and Ballroom
  • June 2 - Portland, Ore. @Crystal Hotel and Ballroom
  • June 3 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Hotel and Ballroom
  • June 4 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Hotel and Ballroom

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